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Commercial Marketing (Summer Placement)

Employer
Centrica Plc
Salary
£14,000 pro rata
Location
East Midlands · East of Englandand 8 others

Job description

Our 10-week summer placement programme is designed to increase employability in students whilst providing a valuable resource to the business. We’re looking for self-directed learners and self-motivated individuals who show potential to grow, learn and develop on our programme. You should aim to demonstrate a can-do, proactive attitude and a genuine interest and desire to learn more about our business and industry. In return, we offer projects with a high level of responsibility and the opportunity to enhance and develop the fundamental skills required for working life, with a support network that’s second to none. We want you to stand out in the workplace and helping you establish your strengths and fulfil your potential is what our Summer Placement is all about. We also encourage you to get involved with community and charity activities. One of these is the Summer Placement Charity Challenge, which raises money for our chosen charities. In the last three years students have raised around £50,000 through various team initiatives – all while enhancing vital skills and networking across the business. If you perform well, you could leave us with an offer to join the Graduate Programme the following year.

We have locations across the UK – plus we arrange and pay for accommodation close to your place of work with other students based in the area.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do at British Gas – we’re guided by the principle of “doing what’s right”.

By listening to customers and researching customer needs, our commercial marketers lead the creation and delivery of great products and services. The team research insights, test ideas, produce commercial business cases and manage the ‘go to market’ plans for new and existing products. They then optimise communication channels to maximise our brand and drive sustainable profitable growth. We’re seeking Summer Placement students who have an interest in marketing and are keen to develop in a fast-paced commercial environment.

Company information

Centrica are an energy and services company, we deliver every day to 28 million customers worldwide, and everything we do is focused on satisfying the changing needs of our customers. Serving our customers is what we are known for, what we are good at and where we have distinctive capabilities. We want to make people’s lives easier, simpler and more connected.

We’re one of the top 50 companies in the FTSE 100, with 28 million customer accounts, an adjusted operating profit of £1.6 billion and around 39,000 employees worldwide. Centrica is the parent company for a range of global brands, including British Gas, Bord Gáis, Centrica Storage, Direct Energy, Dyno and Hive.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

2:1 degree or Masters (with 2:2 degree minimum). You must be in your penultimate or final year of study.

Accepted degree subjects

Any

Salary

£14,000 pro rata

5 days paid holiday, free accommodation provided locally

Location

East Midlands · East of England · London · North East England · North West England · Scotland · South East England · South West England · West Midlands · Yorkshire and the Humber

UK-wide, with free accommodation provided locally

Contract and working hours

Full-time

Start date

Summer

How to apply

Deadline for applications: 1 February 2017 (subject to change, please apply early to avoid disappointment).

Closing date: 01/02/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 01/02/2017

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